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The Characteristics Of A Black German Shepherd

May 31, 2008
The Black German Shepherd makes a great family pet. He might be a little strong for small children, but with the proper training will become very respectful of the wee ones. He is a very loyal and watchful dog with a very pleasant temperament. He is extremely trainable and can be used for many purposes. The differences between the Black German Shepherd and the regular German Shepherd are very few.

The Black German Shepherd has kept the more traditional look of a German Shepherd through the years and he is larger then the regular German Shepherd. His coat can be short or long and flowing and his mane may be feathered or have skirting. His back is also straighter and he does not "cringe". Cringing is a typical characteristic of the regular German Shepherd. The only ailments you should be concerned about with the Black German Shepherd are hip and elbow dysplasia. With proper preventative care, this problem can be overcome.

Investing in a Black German Shepherd can be expensive. These dogs sell between eight hundred and one thousand dollars. The more luxurious and darker the coat is, the more expensive the dog. But if you ask any owner of a Black German Shepherd they will tell you that the investment was well worth it. Black German Shepherds are the most popular dogs in Australia. They are very plentiful around the world and should not be hard to locate. Their litters run up to ten pups each.

In order to keep your Black German Shepherd healthy you must give him plenty of exercise each day. Do not confine him to a small yard, as this can be detrimental to the dog's temperament. Large dogs need big areas in order to run and play. Proper grooming is also recommended to keep your dog healthy. The grooming depends on the length of the dog's coat. Additional brushing is always recommended for Black German Shepherds during the molting season and cooler months. Bathing should be done monthly or if your dog likes to roll in the mud, then bathing should be done on an "as needed" basis.

The Black German Shepherd dog is a highly intelligent dog and should be trained accordingly. These dogs want to be trained because they want to please their owners. Because of their stable and good temperament

They work with the police and have become obedience dogs. Plus they make great companion dogs. These working dogs are also great family pets.

They can be trained to do almost anything. They are great with children as long as they are given their boundaries with small children. They are very protective of the children in their home and make great watchdogs.

They are the most popular dog in Australia and anyone can understand why. The Black German Shepherd's steady and soft disposition and versatility to be used in any environment has made this dog breed man's best friend.
About the Author
Jan Ryan is an avid lover of the German Shepherd and owns a popular website where you'll discover how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved German Shepherd. Among other topics there, you can also learn all about German Shepherd dogs plus a whole lot more.
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